Yesterday NBA Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban announced a partnership with porn empire Girls Gone Wild to produce a television show for Cuban’s HDNet cable television venture.
Part of a press release sent out by Cuban’s HDNet:
We’re very excited to work with the Girls Gone Wild® team to launch this show,” said Mark Cuban, President and Co-Founder of HDNet. “The program is a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the GGW enterprise and a wild ride for our viewers. It’s a perfect fit for the new, unrated, late-night programming block that we air as part of our ‘Guys Night In’ line-up every Thursday.”
Yes, it’s late-night cable television programming and there’s nothing wrong with looking for hot girls. Got no problem with the concept of the show.
But if you’re David Stern and mainstream NBA sponsors and you see Cuban expressing such public enthusiasm for a partnership with a company that produces hardcore pornography and has an owner who has “pleaded guilty to violating federal laws designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and agreed to pay fines totaling $2.1 million,” might you find that a little unseemly? Read more…